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're just going to do whatever the president wants. i think john boehner was very clear that everything is on the table with respect to revenue reductions -- revenue increases as well as spending reductions, but there are certain things that aren't. and i think what john boehner said is right, we should not be increasing tax rates on businesses in america. so i think you're going to look at it from the standpoint of can we tighten the tax code, limit deductions? there are things we can do to simplify the code that will result in more revenue because it will result in more growth. i think republicans absolutely should put those things on the table and revenue shercertainly should be part of the deal. >> some people are blaming you for mitt romney's failure, and i'll explain to you why. >> i wish i had such power here that i could be blamed for these things. >> allow me to elaborate. what they're saying is if he hadn't been pushed into fairly right wing quite extreme positions in his battle against the likes of you early this year for the public nominee race, then he wouldn't have gotten
if not paralyzed to regenerate itself and get stuff done. speaker boehner has come out and said, mr. president, let's get some stuff going here. how much of the responsibility lays with him and speaker boehner? >> people want cooperation on both sides. the issue at hand will be the fiscal cliff and our budgetary situation. the president's put a proposal forward, it's incumbent on the speaker to say, what they would be willing to do and not simply say, it's not our responsibility. irthi i think people expect everyone to live up to their responsibilities. and one thing that is clear as i moved around the country with the president is that they're hungry for that kind of cooperation. i hope that people will come with a renewed sense of cooperation. because it will take that to solve problems. let me just say one other thing, though, you mentioned that not much has changed. actually what is interesting is you have these super pacs spending literally billions of dollars to defeat the president and democrats running for congress. well, the president was re-elected. you have more democrats in the senate t
and on the republican side, they'll need to look at tax reform. speaker boehner said the other day he's looking at not raising rates but raising revenues probably by broadening the base and limiting or eliminating certain exemptions, credits or deductions. >> here's the problem. speaker boehner says this without getting into too much detail. i saw a poll just before the election, 65% of americans were quite happy for people earning more than a quarter of a million dollars a year to pay more tax. how long can the republicans led by the grover norquist gang sustain a position of there is zero movement or flexibility for any increased taxation when most americans think it's perfectly reasonable given there's a $16 trillion debt that the wealthiest should pay more tax? >> let's give some examples of where the two sides could come together. let's say that if you're president obama hypothetically you wanted to have the wealthy pay more, for example, within entitlement reform i think you could get a bipartisan coalition of people to say in the future, not for current recipients but in the future, we'r
and speaker boehner? >> people want cooperation on both sides. >> the issue at hand will be the fiscal cliff and the president has put a proposal forward and it is incumbent on the speaker to say what they would be willing to do and not say it is not our responsibility. people expect everyone to live up to their responsibility and one thing that is clear as i moved around the country is that they are hungry for that cooperation. i hope that people will come with a renewed sense of cooperation. because it will take that to solve problems. you mentioned that not much has changed. actually what is interesting is that you have these superpacks spending billions of dollars to defeat democrats while the president was re-elected and one thing to me in this election is that the special interests and billionaires spent this money and got nowhere with it. and hopefully that will discourage the obscene spend that go we saw in this election because it plainly didn't work. second chance many people see to be bolder and braver than you were able to be in the first term. there are parallels to reagan and c
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